As this is one of our combination programs, you will find that there are two different course descriptions; one for each portion of the program:
Lakewood University’s Medical Coding program provides a comprehensive understanding of medical coding and its components. This program covers many topics including navigating the International Classification of Disease, ICD-10-CM, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding Systems (HCPCS). This program will also take students through a series of individual coding cases that will require them to use all three coding books for individual body systems.
Administrative Medical Assistant:
Medical professionals are one of the most in-demand and valuable members of society. This course introduces you to the subject of Administrative Medical Assisting. For those interested in working with doctors and nurses in either a hospital or private practice, this course provides a detailed overview of basic principles needed to qualify for entry-level positions as an administrative medical assistant.
Lakewood University provides everything you need for the Medical Coding & Administrative Medical Assistant Program. You will receive:
Across American Academy of Professional Coders™ (AAPC) membership, medical coders (certified and non-certified) earn an average salary of $54,890, up 5.8% from last year’s average salary of $51,889. Medical coders without certification earn approximately $42,015 per year while certified professional coders on average earn $55,923 annually—33% more than their non-certified colleagues. This calculation includes all certifications attained through AAPC, AHIMA, and other organizations. The average salary solely for AAPC-certified professionals is 8.7% higher.
Pay continues to climb for medical coding certification. The salary for health information technicians with two credentials rises to an average of $64,890. Billing and coding specialists with three or more credentials earn approximately $70,608 per year.
Administrative assistants who work in medical offices do important work. This importance is reflected in a dramatic rise in demand for qualified medical assistants. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts 29% job growth in this field by 2028*. That’s more than four times faster than the average job growth for all occupations in all industries.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited July 13, 2020).
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Payment in full: $14,400.00
Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.
This is a 1200 clock hour program with a tuition cost of $12 per clock hour (1200 clock hours X $12 per clock hour = $14,400.00 in tuition).
Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs
Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs
Library Fee – $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term